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National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key

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The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8542acre National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida.The refuge is home to the endangered Key Deer, a subspecies of the White-tailed deer that is endemic to the Florida Keys and has a current population of around 800 animals. 21 other threatened and endangered species of plants and animals are also found on the refuge, which includes 2400acre of upland forests, 5100acre of wetlands, and 1050acre of marsh. 2278acre of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron NWR, and Key West NWR are administered by the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • The National Key Deer Refuge is home to the diminutive Key Deer a super small sub species of the white tailed deer. The Refuge is manly situated on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Lower Florida Ke...  more »
  • We winter close to here so make frequent trips to Big Pine Key for groceries etc. We always take a drive through the park and often see 4 or more key deer out browsing. On our last visit we saw 12! Th...  more »
  • We learned so much in 15 minutes at the Interpretive center, which is located in a strip mall. The volunteers were full of ideas to share and what to do with our time in the park area. Very knowledgea...  more »